We should be more car­ing to­ward oth­ers

Antelope Valley Press - - VALLEY LIFE -

Dear Heloise: I read with in­ter­est the let­ter from a woman who com­mented on a pre­vi­ous writer’s let­ter about two el­ders re­duced to look­ing for free meals to eat af­ter a funeral ser­vice.

Peo­ple should be more car­ing about the mis­for­tune of oth­ers. I would have wel­comed two strangers show­ing up who needed to eat at an event I spon­sored.

— Wil­liam Hin­ton, Ruther Glen, Vir­ginia Wil­liam, hunger among se­niors in Amer­ica is in­creas­ing, and some older adults have to skip meals or have smaller por­tions be­cause they can’t af­ford or can’t pre­pare a proper meal.

How­ever, el­derly peo­ple can con­tact Meals on Wheels (meal­son­wheel­samer­ica.org).

There also are lo­cal food banks and many churches that pro­vide hot meals or know where a se­nior can get a de­cent meal.

— Heloise P.S. Meals on Wheels al­ways wel­comes fi­nan­cial do­na­tions.

Veg­gie stor­age

Dear Heloise: How do you store (save) onions, pota­toes and ba­nanas? Cab­bage and let­tuce? I buy ba­nanas for one week, and they turn brown and mushy. Waste. If I put them in the fridge, my fam­ily won’t eat them cold and they still turn brown. — Eva M., Mount Airy, North Carolina Eva, it’s al­ways best to buy fresh pro­duce as you need it. How­ever, if you want to store pota­toes and onions, put them some­place dry, cool and prefer­ably dark, but not the re­frig­er­a­tor. Cab­bage and let­tuce go in the re­frig­er­a­tor; un­cooked cab­bage should be placed in a plas­tic bag or plas­tic wrap and kept in the re­frig­er­a­tor. Cooked cab­bage keeps about three to four days.

Let­tuce usu­ally lasts five to seven days in the re­frig­er­a­tor. Re­mem­ber, let­tuce can har­bor E. coli bac­te­ria, so it’s best eaten as soon as it’s bought. Al­ways wash your let­tuce be­fore us­ing. Ba­nanas are ripe when you be­gin to see lit­tle brown freck­les on the yel­low skins, usu­ally five to seven days. That’s when it’s best to eat them.

— Heloise

Freezer foe

Dear Heloise: Why does ev­ery­thing in my freezer seem to dry out?

— Ella S., Kla­math Falls, Ore­gon Ella, keep your freezer at 0 de­grees F. If the tem­per­a­ture fluc­tu­ates, it will cause frozen foods to lose their mois­ture faster, and they will be­come much drier and tough.

— Heloise

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